Charlie Chaplin silent film THE KID to be screened on November 18, 2016 at UAlbany

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Still from Charlie Chaplin silent film THE KID (1921)

ALBANY, NY (11/02/2016)(readMedia)-- THE KID (United States, 1921, 68 minutes, b/w, silent with new musical score composed by Chaplin in 1971, directed by Charles Chaplin) will be shown on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue on the University at Albany's downtown campus. Sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute as part of its Classic Film Series, the screening is free and open to the public.

Charlie the Tramp finds a new-born baby boy, who has been abandoned by his unmarried, destitute mother and raises him as his own. Five years later the mother, played by Edna Purviance, now a wealthy opera star, sets out to find her son. THE KID was Chaplin's first feature length film as a director. Jackie Coogan, who plays the "Kid" went on to star as "Uncle Fester" in the 1960s sitcom The Addams Family.

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